Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates LLP is perhaps best known for our cutting-edge, sophisticated global securities practice. We advise foreign and domestic clients who are participants in, or are seeking access to, the global capital markets or are otherwise involved in joint ventures and other business transactions with public and privately held companies. Our attorneys advise clients on the regulatory and legal aspects of raising capital in the public and private markets, as well as ongoing compliance with U.S. securities laws and regulations including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act as amended by the Dodd-Frank Act. We also advise on all aspects of transactional matters, from structuring the deal to drafting negotiation and implementation of all necessary agreements.
Our core clients include foreign and domestic issuers, financial institutions, and capital firms. Our comprehensive U.S. and international transactional business law practice includes a range of issues, including but not limited to securities:
- Depositary receipts, including American depositary receipt (ADR), global depositary receipt (GDR), and Hong Kong depositary receipt (HKDR) transactions and offerings (including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements)
- Contract negotiation
- Purchase and divestiture agreements
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Investment agreements
- Securities arbitration and litigation
- Lease agreements
Our Approach to Business Transactions
When approaching a business transaction, our first priority is developing a strategy that meets our clients' objectives in the swiftest and most effective way possible.
With each transaction we then map out the projected activity for the transaction, budget each of the necessary tasks, and work with our client to develop a coherent approach consistent with the client's economic needs, business objectives, risk profile and schedule for closing. We will establish a mutually agreed-upon budget that is consistent with this approach and stay within this budget. When it is appropriate, we can even agree to a fee cap in an arrangement wherein our firm shares a risk in working on the transaction.